RIIMPO319D: Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations

(One-Day Courses and VOC Training also available)

Successful completion of this course guarantees you a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment, which will allow you to operate ANY Backhoe/ Loader on ANY Civil Construction worksite across Australia.

A backhoe is a machine that consists of a loader bucket on the front and an excavator on the back. Their versatility stems from being able to be registered and driven on the road between jobs.

This course will provide you with detailed training on how to plan and prepare a job, conduct operational and maintenance checks of the backhoe, transport materials using the various attachments, selecting the appropriate attachments for the task in hand, relocation of the backhoe between job sites and housekeeping activities.

All aspects of this course can be taught at our training facility in Goulburn or at your workplace – and contains both written and practical sessions covering:

  • Plan and prepare for backhoe/loader operations
  • Operate backhoe/loader in line with established requirements
  • Load, carry and place materials to complete work activity
  • Select, remove and fit attachments for a backhoe/loader
  • Conduct housekeeping activities

On successful completion of this course, applicants will have the ability to demonstrate the following;

  • Ability to calculate safe working loads.
  • Identify hazards and apply the necessary control measures.
  • Conduct before and after routine checks of the backhoe and report any defects.
  • Understand the different soil types and compaction on construction sites.
  • Select and fit appropriate attachments for specific jobs.
  • Trenching, Backfilling, transporting and trimming tasks that can be performed by the backhoe

Our industry experienced trainers will confidently prepare you for various employment roles within the construction, mining, agricultural industries and beyond.

Our focus is not limited to providing you with industry knowledge and developing the required skills. We ensure you have the confidence and capability to apply all of that knowledge and skill at work.

On successful completion:

  • You will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment
  • Wallet sized Photo Operators Card with the unit(s) of competency listed
  • Industry knowledge and skills to operate a Backhoe/Loader

Training conducted in partnership with Forklift Training & Licensing RTO 91548